Half Moon Run
|Half Moon Run|
Half Moon Run in concert, Belgium
|Origin||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Genres||Indie rock, indie folk, indie pop|
|Labels||Indica Records (Canada), Glassnote Records (USA), Communion (UK),
Indica Australia (AU and NZ)
Half Moon Run is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec. The band members, who previously lived in Comox, British Columbia and in Ottawa, Ontario are: Devon Portielje on vocals, guitar and percussion; Conner Molander on vocals, guitar and keyboard; Dylan Phillips on vocals, drums and keyboard; and Isaac Symonds on vocals, percussions, mandolin, keyboard and guitar. The group is known for their heavy use of percussion, and for playing multiple instruments during live performances.
2012–13: Dark Eyes
Their debut album, Dark Eyes, was released in 2012, and was co-produced with Daniel Lagacé and Nygel Asselin. They have toured Europe, Australia and North America. Critical acclaim has included praise for their three-part harmonies. They have played South by Southwest, Osheaga, Canadian Music Week, Glastonbury Festival 2013, WayHome Music & Arts Festival, and have opened for such artists as Of Monsters and Men, Metric, Patrick Watson, City and Colour and Mumford & Sons.
In August 2013, Ubisoft launched a new Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag trailer featuring their song "Full Circle".
2015: Sun Leads Me On and EU and UK tour
On 24 July 2015 the band announced a UK and European tour, which sees them playing shows in London, Paris, Dublin, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Nottingham, Brussels, Cologne, Amsterdam and Berlin.
On 7 August 2015 the band announced, via their Twitter page, the release of their second studio album, Sun Leads Me On, on 23 October 2015. They simultaneously released a teaser track, "Trust", which was available as a free download with pre-orders of their album. Pre-orders via their website offers the album signed by all band members. A deluxe version is also set to be released, with details of its track listing to be revealed closer to release.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales||Certifications|
|Sun Leads Me On||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2012||"Full Circle"||29||27||67||60||Dark Eyes|
|2013||"Call Me in the Afternoon"||19||69||—||—|
|2014||"She Wants to Know"||22||—||—||—|
|2015||"Trust"||—||—||—||—||Sun Leads Me On|
|"Turn Your Love"||11||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.|
Other charted songs
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
- (14 June 2012). "Half Moon Run are indie's rising stars", Daily Mercury, p. 28.
- Sadleir, Rose (17 January 2013). "Trio bask in moonlight", Gold Coast Bulletin, p. 5.
- Lepage, Mark (7 December 2012). "Montreal trio Half Moon Run: Lunar rovers in the fast lane", The Gazette. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
- "Half Moon Run facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
- "Tour Dates".
- "Half Moon Run – Billboard Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media.
- Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Half Moon Run". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Half Moon Run". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Half Moon Run". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Half Moon Run". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Half Moon Run". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- "Half Moon Run". Official Charts Company.
- "Half Moon Run – Billboard Folk Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media.
- "Half Moon Run – Billboard Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media.
- "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on 17 September 2015.
- "Canadian album certifications – Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes". Music Canada.
- "Canadian album certifications – Sun Leads Me On – Dark Eyes". Music Canada.
- Peak positions for the Alternative Rock songs in Canada:
- For "Full Circle": Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - May 1, 2012
- For "Call Me in the Afternoon": Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - February 12, 2013